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Peter Howitt

Sliding Doors

108' - 1998 - Fantasy, Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: English
Director: Peter Howitt Composer: David Hirschfelder With: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch
Arriving at work one morning, Helen discovers she has been sacked. She returns home when an amazing thing happens, time reverses itself for a few seconds and a second version of herself is created. In one reality Helen catches the tube train, meets James and arrives home to find her lover Gerry cheating on her with his ex-girlfriend Lydia. In the other reality she misses the train, gets mugged, goes to hospital and arrives home to find Gerry alone in the shower. The two realities move forward in tandem; in one Helen forms a happy, loving relationship with James; in the other her life becomes more and more wretched as she takes on two jobs to support her cheating boyfriend as he supposedly writes his novel but in fact carries on a torrid affair with Lydia.

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Peter Howitt


David Hirschfelder


Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch

Director of Photography

Remi Adefarasin


John Smith


Phillippa Braithwaite, William Horberg, Sydney Pollack

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Countries of production

United Kingdom



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